• The Tuscan Sun Cookbook: Recipes from Our Italian Kitchen See large image

    The Tuscan Sun Cookbook: Recipes from Our Italian Kitchen (Clarkson Potter) (Hardback) By (author) Frances Mayes, By (author) Edward Kleinschmidt Mayes

    Hard to find title available from Book Depository

    $25.35 - Save $13.40 34% off - RRP $38.75 Free delivery worldwide Available
    Dispatched in 3 business days
    When will my order arrive?
    Add to basket | Add to wishlist |

    Description“Tuscan food tastes like itself. Ingredients are left to shine. . . . So, if on your visit, I hand you an apron, your work will be easy. We’ll start with primo ingredients, a little flurry of activity, perhaps a glass of Vino Nobile di Montepulciano, and soon we’ll be carrying platters out the door. We’ll have as much fun setting the table as we have in the kitchen. Four double doors along the front of the house open to the outside—so handy for serving at a long table under the stars (or for cooling a scorched pan on the stone wall). Italian Philosophy 101: la casa aperta, the open house.” —from the Introduction   In all of Frances Mayes’s bestselling memoirs about Tuscany, food plays a starring role. This cuisine transports, comforts, entices, and speaks to the friendly, genuine, and improvisational spirit of Tuscan life. Both cooking and eating in Tuscany are natural pleasures. In her first-ever cookbook, Frances and her husband, Ed, share recipes that they have enjoyed over the years as honorary Tuscans: dishes prepared in a simple, traditional kitchen using robust, honest ingredients.             A toast to the experiences they’ve had over two decades at Bramasole, their home in Cortona, Italy, this cookbook evokes days spent roaming the countryside for chestnuts, green almonds, blackberries, and porcini; dinner parties stretching into the wee hours,  and garden baskets tumbling over with bright red tomatoes.             Lose yourself in the transporting photography of the food, the people, and the place, as Frances’s lyrical introductions and headnotes put you by her side in the kitchen and raising a glass at the table. From Antipasti (starters) to Dolci (desserts), this cookbook is organized like a traditional Italian dinner.             The more than 150 tempting recipes include: ·         Fried Zucchini Flowers ·         Red Peppers Melted with Balsamic Vinegar ·         Potato Ravioli with Zucchini, Speck, and Pecorino ·         Risotto Primavera ·         Pizza with Caramelized Onions and Sausage ·         Cannellini Bean Soup with Pancetta ·         Little Veal Meatballs with Artichokes and Cherry Tomatoes ·         Chicken Under a Brick ·         Short Ribs, Tuscan-Style ·         Domenica’s Rosemary Potatoes ·         Folded Fruit Tart with Mascarpone ·         Strawberry Semifreddo ·         Steamed Chocolate Cake with Vanilla Sauce   Frances and Ed also share their tips on stocking your pantry, pairing wines with dishes, and choosing the best olive oil. Learn their time-tested methods for hand rolling pasta and techniques for coaxing the best out of seasonal ingredients with little effort.             Throw on another handful of pasta, pull up a chair, and languish in the rustic Italian way of life. 


Other books

Other people who viewed this bought | Other books in this category
Showing items 1 to 10 of 10

 

Reviews | Bibliographic data
  • Full bibliographic data for The Tuscan Sun Cookbook

    Title
    The Tuscan Sun Cookbook
    Subtitle
    Recipes from Our Italian Kitchen
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Frances Mayes, By (author) Edward Kleinschmidt Mayes
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 224
    Width: 213 mm
    Height: 257 mm
    Thickness: 23 mm
    Weight: 998 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780307885289
    ISBN 10: 0307885283
    Classifications

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: FOO
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1DST
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T16.1
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    B&T General Subject: 240
    LC subject heading:
    Ingram Subject Code: CW
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 14540
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 05
    BIC subject category V2: WBN
    Ingram Theme: CULT/ITALY
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 94
    Libri: ENGM3400
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 22
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: CKB030000
    B&T Approval Code: A97406025
    BISAC V2.8: CKB047000
    DC22: 641.5945/5, 641.59455
    LC subject heading:
    Libri: KOCH3150
    BIC subject category V2: 1DST
    BISAC V2.8: CKB061000
    Libri: TOSK5050
    LC subject heading: ,
    DC23: 641.59455
    LC classification: TX723.2.T86 M394 2012
    Thema V1.0: WBN
    Illustrations note
    150-200 Full-Colour Photos
    Publisher
    Random House USA Inc
    Imprint name
    Clarkson Potter
    Publication date
    22 March 2012
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    Named the "bard of Tuscany" by the "New York Times," FRANCES MAYES is the author of the bestsellers "Under the Tuscan Sun, Bella Tuscany, Every Day in Tuscany, " and, with EDWARD MAYES, "In Tuscany" and "Bringing Tuscany Home." She also wrote" Swan: A Novel, A Year in the World, " and five books of poetry. She lectures frequently on Italian life. Edward is the prize-winning author of four books of poetry, most recently, "Speed of Life" and "Works and Days." Photographer STEVEN ROTHFELD is the author of "French Dreams, Shrines," and "Italian Dreams." His work appears in books by Frances Mayes among others.
    Review quote
    I own over a thousand cookbooks, but I have never been so enthralled by a cookbook as I was when I saw and read "The Tuscan Sun Cookbook" by Frances and Edward Mayes. From the very first beautiful photograph of Frances spoon feeding Edward and the mesmerizing opening paragraph--"The Choreography of the Kitchen"--I knew this cookbook would immediately rank with my all-time favorites. The recipes lure me into my Los Angeles kitchen and soon I feel like I am cooking in Tuscany. Even if there were no recipes, I would love "The Tuscan Sun Cookbook" for the brilliant photographs of by Steven Rothfeld--they are simply the best I have ever seen in a cookbook. Period. So to lovers of photography and food and Italy and to the simplest and most wonderful pleasures of life, I most enthusiastically say "Get this book." - -Nancy Silverton, founder of La Brea Bakery and co-owner of Pizzeria Mozza and Osteria Mozza restaurants in Los Angeles, Newport Beach, and Singapore Frances and Edward Mayes generously invite us into their Tuscan world, to share in lavish, friend-filled feasts as we gather around the wood-fired bread oven. It's a book of joy and celebration, stories of the call of the owl, the invasion of wild boars, honest, earthy, and welcoming. We can taste their freshly-pressed olive oil, thrill in the flavor of the neighbor's lavender honey, want to run into the kitchen to prepare their long-simmered ragu, and plan to duplicate Ed's caper, anchovy, and mozzarella pizza. Steven Rothfeld's stunning photos make their world sing, come truly alive. --Patricia Wells, author of "Salad as a Meal " Frances and Ed Mayes haven't written some wistful expat's dream; they have done their homework about why Tuscan food is what it is, and what we need to know about it. In their writing, Tuscany doesn't seem a picture postcard (even though the book is a beauty). Instead it comes off feeling much more like home. As for the dishes, they've captured the essential sim